Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding Recipe
Combining the tartness of a lemon with the sweetness of blueberries creates the most incredible flavor combination. This keto lemon blueberry chia pudding makes for a delicious keto breakfast you can prep ahead of time or a tasty dessert you can enjoy at the end of your day. Either way you will love the flavors of the two fruits in this creamy chia pudding recipe.
Prep it up ahead of time and eat on the road if you are running late for work in the morning. You can also enjoy this as a mid morning snack! They make a great option to take to work with you.
Are Chia Seeds Keto?
Yes, you can have chia seeds on the keto diet. Chia seeds are often used in recipes to act as a thickener. That’s is their job in this low carb pudding recipe. The chia seeds absorb water as they soak in the nut milk. They expand into a thick, creamy substance.
Not only are they low in carbs but they work to help keep you full. Once consumed the chia seeds can expand in your gut and slow down digestion which will keep you full longer. Plus they contain a ton of fiber.
Keto Milk Options for Chia Pudding
I usually use nut milk to make chia pudding. My favorite nut milk to use when making keto chia pudding is macadamia nut milk. It is higher in fat compared to almond milk or coconut milk and it is very low in carbs. I’m talking 0-1 net carbs per serving! But you can use almond, coconut, cashew or pili nut milk too.
If you are allergic to nuts or like the taste, you can use heavy whipping cream. Using heavy cream will also make the lemon chia pudding very creamy too.
Instant Chia Pudding
If you need instant gratification and want to make this keto chia pudding now, you can. But it will take some special equipment – a blender. Instead of waiting for the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and expand overnight, using a blender will allow this process to happen faster. The blender will break open the chia seeds so they can absorb liquid right away forming a pudding consistency right away.
Don’t have a blender?? That’s okay, a food processor would work. You won’t get the tiny chia bubbles if you use a food processor or blender but you will get instant chia pudding!
Keto Chia Pudding Meal Prep and Storage
Chia pudding makes the best make ahead keto breakfast recipe. You can double, triple or quadruple this recipe and make up a big batch ahead of time. Portion it out to enjoy every morning on-the-go throughout the week.
Keto meal prep is vital to stay on track and focused on this low carb diet. It’s important to have foods on hand that are readily available to eat when you get hungry so you don’t get tempted. Making keto chia pudding is a great option if you are a meal prep connoisseur.
To store this keto lemon blueberry chia pudding, simply place it in a glass or plastic container in the refrigerator. It will keep in the fridge for 5-7 days. You can layer the chia pudding in pre-portioned dishes or you can store the lemon chia pudding and blueberry sauce separately.